Children warned to stay away from ‘dangerous’ building site on outskirts of Bury

Breheny/Countryside Properties development on Mildenhall Road between Bury and Fornham All Saints have been having issues with trespassers. ANL-161031-131236009
Breheny/Countryside Properties development on Mildenhall Road between Bury and Fornham All Saints have been having issues with trespassers. ANL-161031-131236009
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Children have been warned that building sites are not playgrounds after reports of trespassing on a development on the outskirts of Bury St Edmunds.

Builders Breheny Civil Engineering have issued a letter to residents near to the 900-home Marham Park development, in Mildenhall Road, following a number of incidents on the site in recent months which have prompted safety concerns.

The letter from site manager Matt Bruce said there have been three fires started deliberately which resulted in the fire service being called.

One of the incidents was during site working hours.

The company has also received reports and seen evidence of children playing on the site outside of working hours.

Steve Lambert, contracts manager at Breheny, said children needed to be aware that construction sites are ‘extremely dangerous places’ and should not be looked at as playgrounds.

Mr Bruce said they have improved security on the site to try to ‘discourage this activity and prevent further incidents’. He added: “This construction site will be an environment presenting many dangers and hazards. Throughout the construction phase, everybody working on the development will be doing their upmost to protect themselves, the workforce and the public.”

The Countryside Properties development, between Bury and Fornham All Saints, is one of five major housing sites planned around the town.